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Forum: Fly Rods 11-21-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By coasty
Re: 6ft 3wt help

Thanks for all your replies and I have considered the Orvis and hardy , I thought that perhaps you guys might have had suggestions for some of the smaller American manufacturers

Andy
Forum: The Lodge Den 11-20-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,400
Views: 41,720
Posted By coasty
Re: The Three Word Story;

stocking clad thighs....
Forum: Fly Rods 11-20-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By coasty
Re: 6ft 3wt help

Now Then Fred thats very decent of you... Not sure what i want yet I will keep you informed...

Hear you guys are having a bit of snow in places, keep those old bones warm mate..

Andy
Forum: Fly Rods 11-20-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By coasty
6ft 3wt help

Hoping you guys over the pond can help me. Over here in the UK 6ft rods are a bit rare and usually really pricey. I wonder if any of you can recommend a decent decent 6ft in a three weight thats...
Forum: General Discussion 11-16-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 908
Posted By coasty
Re: Selecting a flyline before you buy a rod?

A constant theme on forums over the world is what line to use for such and such a rod but the truth is decide what line you want to fish to deliver the size of fly at the range you want and pick...
Forum: Fly Rods 11-11-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By coasty
Re: Anyone have experience with a St Croix Avid 4WT?

I have a 7ft 6" 4wt Avid ( I know the 7ft 6" ) doesnt appear on the website but its def a 7ft 6" anyway it is one of the sweetest small streams rod you could wish for . def a nice middle tip loading...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-19-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By coasty
Re: Ye Gods! The price of Petrol has tanked.

Just because we are in the EU it doesnt mean most people are happy about it. Its pretty likely that if the next government is a tory one and they live up to their promise on an in out referendum (...
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-17-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By coasty
Re: Ye Gods! The price of Petrol has tanked.

hahahah you lucky sod..... it costs me 85 to fill up my Volvo....and thats diesel...diesel here is about 6.25 / gallon.......thats about $10 /gallon

Andy
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-13-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By coasty
Re: Getting the most out of CDC (stretching?)

Plus one for me and add a block of packing foam with a slit in it to get the CDC fibres lined up you have a real cheapskates set up... it works for me,.

Andy
Forum: General Fly Tying Discussions 10-13-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By coasty
Re: Getting the most out of CDC (stretching?)

This is a great pattern that I use a hell of a lot , it uses the whole feather and works great right down to size 24 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbUCtVGY6Ok


Andy
Forum: The Lodge Den 10-01-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 656
Posted By coasty
Re: Is there such a thing as a 'good' cup of Instant Coffee?

Fred

Back in the 70s when i was a young trainee in a surveyors office when I was about seventeen. The 30 something Lady office manager in the office took a shine to me. One day when everyone was...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 704
Posted By coasty
Re: trying to conquer what seems near impossible

I would say that 99% of carp caught over here on fly gear are caught on the surface using the methods Ive described. Its also worth saying that 99.9% of all carp caught are taken using bait and not...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By coasty
Re: Limestone creeks and weeds

Question for you guys does the weed in your spring creeks get cut ? . Over here the weed growth on the chalk streams is so prolific that by about July time every year the weed has to be cut to enable...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 704
Posted By coasty
Re: trying to conquer what seems near impossible

It sounds like the fish in your lake are feeding on larvae and grubs in the silt in order to have success you need to get them on to the surface. For quite a few years I was a frequent carp angler,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By coasty
Re: Limestone creeks and weeds

Its interesting how a fishing problem which is so very much alike is dealt with on a different continent , firstly on the stream I fish fishing rules dictate that fishing is single fly and upstream...
Forum: Fly Lines 09-19-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By coasty
Re: Barrios fly lines ?

I have been using them for a few seasons , in my opinion they are every bit as good as the big names. They have quite a following over here. I use the Mallard DT in 3 to 5 wgts and the GT90 in five...
Forum: General Discussion 09-19-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By coasty
Re: Limestone creeks and weeds

I fish an English chalk stream. The weed grows so heavily it has to be cut halfway through the season. The fish sit around the weed growth, most often in between and under the weed . But also...
Forum: Other Gear 09-16-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By coasty
Re: Wading Staff Suggestion

The Best are from this Guy and I know he ships them all over the world. Because he told me when we were fishing together. I have my own home made one he looked at it and shook his head...:yikes:
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Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By coasty
Re: American Journey

Planning is proving to be quite interesting also it is making me realise that in all my life I have never really studied US geography. Ironic when I think I was sat in a Restaurant in Rome a couple...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By coasty
Re: American Journey

HI Ard and Fred... I thought I had got away without being spotted. Ard looking at your website it sure tempts me to maybe extend the visit the fishing looks exceptional . If we are going to come to...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,924
Posted By coasty
Re: Fly Shop Owners?

Just to point out that you Guys in the USA seem very lucky, decent fly fishing shops over here in the UK are becoming very hard to find, the internet and multiples are destroying many smaller shops. ...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By coasty
Re: American Journey

The significant figure will begin with a six. Not really a backpacking type since I turned a knee inside out and back to front ten years ago .....

Andy
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By coasty
Re: American Journey

This is great so many suggestions and ideas I can see planning this trip is going to be great fun. I am aware of how big your country is I guess over here we get used to everything being on a...
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By coasty
Re: American Journey

Well my birthday is mid April but the date of the visit is a little flexible....:D

Andy
Forum: General Discussion 09-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 679
Posted By coasty
American Journey

In a couple of years I will become victim to a very significant birthday. It is my plan to mark the event by visiting North America for a first time. Now me and my wife arent beach or city folk but...
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